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Student-made video of training exercise vies for contest win

11/21/2011 —

Penn State Mont Alto forestry student Kelly Ketterman has produced a video to document a trauma-scenario training exercise conducted on campus last April. The campus and the Waynesboro Advanced Life Support Service partnered to provide the simulated exercise of rescuing an injured logger from the woods for medical care. It involved students from Mont Alto's forest technology and nursing majors. "This simulated rescue is a very important part of my degree," says Ketterman. "Work in the woods can be extremely hazardous, and help is often far away." She said that learning what she and her classmates should do in the event of an emergency can make a difference between life and death.

The exercise utilized iStan, Mont Alto's high-fidelity human simulation patient, and included collaborative efforts with the Penn State Hershey LifeLion helicopter, Blue Ridge Summit Rescue, Mont Alto EMS,  the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry Lifelion, Franklin County EMA and the Mont Alto Fire Department assisted in the exercise.

Ketterman's video has been entered into a contest through METI, the maker of iStan. To vote for the Penn State Mont Alto entry, view the video here and "like it."

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